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Jones (Albert H.) Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 427 students

 

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Posted May 6, 2010

This school year 2009-2010 was my daughter's first year in public school. It was an adjustment for her coming from Catholic school. The Principal was great in helping us with our concerns and making the transition smooth. She is a very understanding and patient person and truly cares about all her students. I have a great repore with all my daughters excellent teachers. Also I feel welcomed when I visit the school. She had a great experience this school year and wishes she did not have to leave to go to middle school next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2009

The school is parent friendly and always has a lot of activities for the kids. The new principal is very supportive and has high expectations for the students and staff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2009

I like the school, it is friendly and provides a learning enviornment and fosters great attitude for learning
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2008

I am a parent of third grader at Jones. My son had a very difficult year in previous years. However, this year the school has a new principal. The school looks better and there are even improvements to the school grounds and student schedules. I contacted the new principal to discuss a private matter regarding my son and she not only returned the phone call but gave me a follow up call a few days later. My son is happier than he has ever been and we are looking forward to a great year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2008

Our three children lost interest in school continuously through the two years that they attended Jones Elementary. The teacher to student ratio is far more dismal than the 13 to 1 listed. The actual classroom enrollments for our children were 23, 21, and 24. The school's leadership is seriously lacking, and that is the main reason for the decline in the quality of education as we see it. A strong leader with a vision would do wonders for this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2006

I have had two children at Jones and have been involved at the school myself. The teachers are excellent, they work together and as a whole create a caring family atmosphere in the school. They will always take time to address individual needs and talk with parents. There is a new principal in the school (2005-2006) this year who has brought many changes. Not sure that all the changes are good, particularly since parent involvment is dropping this year and programs that the school used to offer, like family reading programs and parents visiting classrooms for children's presentations have been stopped. So far no new similar programs have been implemented.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2004

The school year of 2003-2004 was my son's first year in public school. I was pleased with the office personnel pleasant demeanor being the first hand of contact. I had a great repore with my childs teacher and they didn't hesitate to contact me if any concerns arrived. The school had a clean and pleasant atmosphere. The curriculum was not what we were use to but my son adjusted very well and he had a good year
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
56%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 74% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
57%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 69% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
55%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
42%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students67%
Female73%
Male58%
African American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status65%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Title I67%
Special edn/a
Regular ed76%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English71%

Math

All Students66%
Female62%
Male71%
African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status60%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title I66%
Special edn/a
Regular ed70%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

The different student groups are identified by the Delaware Department of Education. If there are fewer than 15 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students57%
Female56%
Male58%
African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I56%
Special edn/a
Regular ed59%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English57%

Math

All Students59%
Female46%
Male69%
African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I59%
Special edn/a
Regular ed64%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English59%

Social Studies

All Students41%
Female38%
Male44%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status41%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I41%
Special edn/a
Regular ed45%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English41%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

The different student groups are identified by the Delaware Department of Education. If there are fewer than 15 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students71%
Female67%
Male75%
African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status68%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title I71%
Special edn/a
Regular ed80%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English73%

Math

All Students43%
Female38%
Male48%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status43%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Title I43%
Special edn/a
Regular ed52%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English45%

Science

All Students22%
Female21%
Male23%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status26%
Not economically disadvantaged12%
Title I22%
Special edn/a
Regular ed25%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English23%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

The different student groups are identified by the Delaware Department of Education. If there are fewer than 15 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 2 54% 32%
White 1 27% 50%
Hispanic 2 14% 13%
Two or more races 1 3% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 DE Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Cale, Shevena
Fax number
  • (302) 454-3481

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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35 West Main Street
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